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Nov 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
are trapping extra energy in our atmosphere and with extra energy come more extremes, higher sea levels, drier droughts, hotter heat waves and heavier, wetter storms. we need a crash program in this country right now to re-engineer the nation's infrastructure to cope with and prepare for the climate disruptions that we have already ensured with the carbon we've already put into the atmosphere. as well as an immediate, aggressive transformation of our energy production, economy, and society to reduce the amount of carbon we will put into the atmosphere in the future. this is as fundamental, as elemental as human endeavors get. the story of civilization is the long tale of crusaders for order battling the unceasing reality of chaos. and it is a kind of miracle that we have succeeded as much as we have, that airplanes fly through the air and roads plunge beneath the water and the entire teeming lattice work of human life exist in the manifold improbable places it does. but it's the grand irony that imposing this order on the world we've released millions of years of stored up carbon into the atmo
Oct 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
, that's where the energies need to be directed at. i think -- i think -- i think it's okay for small states to have a representation. >> if it's not broke, don't fix it, it's doing something about the way they campaign. >> i think the fact small states have overrepresentation is okay. i don't have a problem with it. it was part of the debate. when it comes to generally in the constitutional debates, it was a big issue. the small states were concerned their power would be overtaken with the big states. itis why we have the system we have. we are all on this show and all live in cities. most of our political discussion is influenced by what happens in our cities, city's drive, what happens in our culture. it's okay to have some representation. >> large metro areas, heavy concentrations of people have an influence in so far as they dominate things like the med ia and things like this. >> i don't think they are driving policy or the political conversation. i would just make that little -- >> right. the question becomes, if we were to do away with it like about the bronx being the place w
Oct 27, 2012 5:00am PDT
momentum. i am fascinated by the amount of energy and labor being put in by both campaigns trying to spin it that they are winning when people are going to vote. like i really honestly don't get it. >> especially when you think about the fact that momentum is a construct that has no application in polling. it's a physical thing. there is no such thing as having momentum in a poll. things change all the time. >> right. >> i do think it's endearing that people put so much faith in nate silver's model. i think he finds it so upsetting. people put him in a place where his whole model is this is not that much faith. >> first of all, there's been like a nate silver backlash. >> yes. >> go through this thing of the way that basically the campaign -- there's not new news being made on the campaign for the most part. the candidates are talking about we're in the home stretch. people have been putting all that energy into poll reading and poll spinning and so there's this entire right wing world of people who are doing nate silver sitcoms. >> the nate silver truism. >> exactly. >> i disagree. i thi
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